I was studying certain things in the bible and I stumbled across this study of HELL. I would like your unbiased opinions about if the facts make sense. It has a lot of science in it which is not my strong point I can admit. Then of course say your personal feeling on whether such a place exists I can't ask you to leave that part out. Thanks in advance.
Answer by writeon at 8:17 AM on Apr. 3, 2010
Answer by Lexylex at 7:14 AM on Apr. 3, 2010
I only had time for a brief look but from what I can tell the only thing they backed scientifically is that under the crust the Earth is a hot place and hell is described as hot. There is absolutely NOTHING to suggest that anyone does or can go there after their death. The suggestions that because a patient believed himself to be in hell during his near death experience and that people have heard what they interpreted as the screams of men in volcanoes is proof of hell makes no logical sense. In my opinion neither does the concept of judgement and eternal reward or punishment based on what are actually man-made social laws.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:01 AM on Apr. 3, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:22 AM on Apr. 3, 2010
That is the fallacy referred to as an invalid appeal to authority. Using scientific facts to bolster an idea when the facts do not actually relate to the issue at hand is simply trying to get around the problem of science making it difficult to prove spiritual ideas. It is meant to impress people into believing that a belief purely based on faith is valid because science backs it up, which it doesn't. It is rather like arguing that we understand DNA so obviously God was physically the father of Jesus. Citing idea A as true does not make idea B true based on the authority of science. It is a dirty trick and it is all the worse because the person putting forth the argument is almost always completely aware of that s/he is preforming a kind of sleight of hand.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:11 PM on Apr. 3, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 2:42 PM on Apr. 3, 2010
Answer by MamaK88 at 4:19 PM on Apr. 5, 2010